Re: [FH] Need cardiologist- Tampa Bay, Pinellas Area, Florida
- Frank, I live in Tampa and was referred to Dr. Alan Spier at FVS in Tampa.
Dr. Spier is a cardiologist and very good, we were very pleased with the
care our Wheezie had there.
You can get more information @ www.fvs.com It's a wonderful facility -
We're very lucky to have it here in Tampa as it is one of the best in the
On 11/30/07, mrniceiii <fdmh@...> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I'm looking for a cardiologist in the Tampa Bay area in Florida (that
> includes Pinellas, Tampa, Clearwater, Saint Petersburg).
> Our cat Hobbes has hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, mild left ventricular
> hypertrophy, a murmur, & mild chronic renal failure. We're looking for
> a cardiologist who is easy to talk to, willing to discuss with us what
> we research on our own (such as in this group), & who is willing to
> let us stay with Hobbes during all his procedures.
> If anyone has any recommendations please post here or email me directly.
> Recently he had been sleeping way too deeply (not waking up when we
> came & went), & when we checked his heart beat it was really slow &
> erratic. He actually continued to sleep while we checked it! So, we
> reduced his Atenolol (now at 2 mg) to 1/3 of his usual dose. He's
> sleeping less deeply, but not eating well. His heartbeat is more
> regular, but he looks a bit uncomfortable when he rests. He is
> wheezing slightly, so we are concerned that he may be retaining fluid.
> Any referrals, advice, suggestions would be most welcome!
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